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Cerebral palsy

We are able to provide high quality and extensive interventions and assessments for children and young people with cerebral palsy thanks to our psychologists being specialists in child development.

What is cerebral palsy? 

Cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition which is often caused by damage to the brain or complications during pregnancy of the mother. Cerebral palsy may be diagnosed at birth or during early childhood. Indicators of or needs related to cerebral palsy include:

Cerebral palsy can occur due to different factors including complications during the mother’s pregnancy or during birth. Cerebral palsy can also be due to complications within the first few months of life, such as meningitis or head injury. As children and young people with cerebral palsy develop, they may experience secondary symptoms such as mental health difficulties and learning difficulties. Being aware of indicators of related conditions will allow for focused early intervention.

Our services can be provided having had an initial discussion, please see our process below.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

You can contact us or complete a referral

Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion

Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.

Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.

How are needs related to cerebral palsy assessed at HSR Psychology?

Needs related to cerebral palsy are assessed by observing and interacting with the child or young person, carrying out assessments and speaking with parents or carers. Different assessment tools can be used together to provide a well-rounded view of the child or young person's needs. Assessment tools used can include:

Psychometric assessments

The following assessments are commonly used to assess for needs related to cerebral palsy:


Observations may be carried out in school, at home or in the community to assess how a child or young person approaches day to day life and different situations. 


Questionnaires may be given to relevant caregivers e.g. teachers, parents, carers, in order to gain a greater understanding of the individual’s needs.

What happens after an assessment?

We will be able to discuss the findings of the assessment and any further input from HSR Psychology.

Our assessment is not to diagnose cerebral palsy, but to identify needs related to the condition. Assessment results may lead to recommendations to promote an individual’s strengths and support their development.

What interventions do we support?

Our psychologists deliver interventions targeted towards specific areas of need related to cerebral palsy and support the following:

If you are interested in our services and want to talk to a team member about interventions, please contact us.

Arrange an Initial Discussion

There is no average cost for an assessment for needs related to a stroke as there are so many possibilities for an assessment. Following an Initial Discussion, we will be able to provide a quotation and a recommendation summary which includes a plan for our input.



Cerebral palsy can be supported through early interventions to improve wellbeing, learning, and motor skills. If you feel as though your child may have additional needs related to cerebral palsy which we can help with, please contact us to discuss your needs and arrange an initial discussion.

What makes us different

Access to a named psychologist

Focus on mental health and wellbeing

Joined-up approach

Bespoke services to meet needs

Multidisciplinary team

Holistic approach

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Flexible, consistent, and competitively priced

We provide bespoke solutions to suit all budgets and requirements for children and young people aged 0-25 in homes, education settings and the community. Our clinical, educational and child psychology services are cost effective.

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Make a referral

To make a referral and arrange an initial discussion please complete our referral form.

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Contact us

Ready to get started? The next step is to speak to our team to find out more about the services we provide and how we can help. Call us on 0161 820 9229 or email

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